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Uneviscerated Fish Recalled Due To Botulism Risk

June 20, 2012 12:55 pm

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. is recalling fish that was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.

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Senate Rejects Proposal To Trim Food Stamp Program

June 20, 2012 12:52 pm | by JIM ABRAMS,Associated Press

The Senate on Tuesday began plowing through 73 amendments to a $500 billion bill that will set farm policy and fund the food stamp program over the next five years. One of its first votes was to reject a proposal to trim food stamp spending.

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Suit Claims Hebrew National Products Aren’t Kosher

June 20, 2012 12:49 pm

ConAgra Foods Inc. says a lawsuit that claims its products aren't really kosher is without merit. The suit claims that ConAgra, based in Omaha, Neb., charges premium prices for Hebrew National meats, which it says aren't really 100 percent kosher.

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Consumer Trends: Americans Want Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

June 20, 2012 12:45 pm

A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports.

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Dairy Farmers Welcome New Immigration Policy

June 20, 2012 10:01 am

The Dairy Farmers of America said they "are pleased to see the White House use administrative authority to address an important component of the immigration debate. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the agriculture sector continues to face labor shortages and deeper changes are needed."

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Liquor Privatization Advocate Gives Up On Bill, For Now

June 20, 2012 9:58 am | by PETER JACKSON,Associated Press

The Legislature's leading advocate of privatizing liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania gave up the fight Tuesday until lawmakers reconvene after their summer break, acknowledging that he lacks majority support in the House and does not want the issue to be a distraction from passage of a state budget.

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Senate Defeats Feinstein's Egg Bill

June 20, 2012 9:55 am

The Senate has rejected Senator Dianne Feinstein's "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (S. 3239) to the farm bill. S. 3239 and H.R. 3798 would codify a deal between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States.

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Mass. City Also Considering Large Soda Ban

June 20, 2012 9:52 am

The mayor of Cambridge has proposed limiting the size of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages sold in city restaurants, saying she was inspired by a similar measure in New York City.

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Pet Food Company Owner Found Dead

June 20, 2012 9:50 am

A Missouri pet food company owner indicted earlier this month in a federal fraud case has been found dead in an "apparent suicide."

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Photo Of The Day: Counting Your Eggs

June 20, 2012 9:46 am

The British Columbia Egg Marketing Board is using analytics to capture and analyze production data from 130 egg producers to ensure safety & availability of 816 million eggs produced in the province each year.

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Condiment Company Buys Vinegar And Pickle Business

June 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Mizkan Euro-Americas, a global condiment manufacturer, today announced the signing of an agreement to purchase a UK-based vinegar and sour pickle business from Premier Foods plc.

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Some Fruits May Fight Off Obesity-Related Diseases

June 19, 2012 12:36 pm | by Kathleen Phillips

Peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies by Texas AgriLife Research.

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New England Tuna Fishermen Fear Smaller Quotas

June 19, 2012 12:34 pm | by CLARKE CANFIELD,Associated Press

Fishery managers are considering new regulatory alternatives for Atlantic bluefin tuna — majestic fish that can fetch thousands of dollars each — but New England fishermen fear the rules changes could result in smaller quotas for them.

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Chipotle Using Products From Pasture-Raised Cows

June 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. says that starting this month, all of the sour cream it serves will be made with dairy products from cows that have daily access to outdoor pastures, haven't been given hormones, and have a vegetarian diet.

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USDA Fines National Beef $32,500

June 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Federal regulators have fined National Beef Packing Co. $32,500 as part of a consent agreement stemming from its practices with livestock sellers.

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Consumer Trends: Health Benefits Of Concord Grapes

June 19, 2012 12:29 pm

Two new scientific papers recently published in Nutrition Today and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest that Concord grapes may support healthy circulation to promote cardiovascular and cognitive health in certain populations.

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Danone Warns Economy Will Hit 2012 Profits

June 19, 2012 9:53 am

The Paris-based maker of Activia yogurt and Evian bottled water blamed the "swift deterioration" in sales across southern Europe for what it expects to be a half-percentage-point drop in its core operating margin this year.

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GOP Wants Food Stamps Cut In Farm Bill

June 19, 2012 9:51 am | by JIM ABRAMS,Associated Press

Four of every five dollars in the "farm bill" — roughly $80 billion a year — go for grocery bills for one of every seven Americans through food stamps. Republicans say Congress could cut the cost $2 billion a year by just closing a pair of loopholes that some states use to award benefits to people who otherwise might not qualify.

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Crop Theft Spreads Throughout Spain

June 19, 2012 9:48 am | by DANIEL WOOLLS,Associated Press

In villages near farming areas, several thousand paramilitary Civil Guards, regional and local police are even setting up checkpoints to sniff out not drugs or drunken drivers but stolen fruit or farming equipment, like copper wire used in irrigation systems.

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Senator Calls For Greek Yogurt In Schools

June 19, 2012 9:45 am

Sen. Charles Schumer asked federal officials Monday to make it more affordable for public schools to serve Greek yogurt, saying it would expose more students to the high-protein food and boost an already-booming business in New York.

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